Gallup was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, and named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the railroad.
Among the reasons to visit: this is a prominent spot on Route 66.
Slow adventurers, the city is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.
August 2-11, 2019Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
Earl’s Family Restaurant
What keeps me visiting on the I-40 journey is Earl’s Family Restaurant, truly an American tradition and classic. Navajo Tacos are available with meat or as a vegetarian entry.
Earl’s Family Restaurant has been in continuous operation since 1947 when Earl Loham opened a small, 4-stool, 2-booth hamburger shop. It grew into a 10,000 square foot restaurant with seating for 385 customers.
Sharon D Richards started as a waitress in 1967 and worked her way up to manager. In 1972 she bought the restaurant on a handshake. Her family continues to run the restaurant today.
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— Ron Mader (@ronmader) September 25, 2018
Gallup, New Mexico